Prevention Strategies


myPlaybook: The Freshman Experience

The NCAA Sport Science Institute’s myPlaybook: The Freshman Experience, is an online educational curriculum designed specifically for freshmen student-athletes to promote student-athlete well-being through healthy behavioral strategies.

This free web-based resource, developed in partnership with The Institute to Promote Athlete Health and Wellness at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, provides a curriculum of interactive educational modules that support the student-athlete wellness efforts of member schools. Schools can register for myPlaybook: The Freshman Experience and start planning their educational curriculum now by clicking here.

uncg-home-logoPrevention Strategies, LLC is a partner of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. David L. Wyrick, PhD spun the company out of the university in March 2006 with the help of his research partners, Melodie Fearnow-Kenney, PhD and Cheryl Haworth Wyrick, PhD. Drs. Fearnow-Kenney and Haworth Wyrick became full-time employees as Vice Presidents of Prevention Strategies while Dr. Wyrick began serving as President of Prevention Strategies while maintaining his full-time employment with UNCG as an Associate Professor of Public Health Education.

The initial goal was simple – to maintain an unrelenting focus on community-engaged scholarship by translating science into practical tools and programs to improve the overall health and wellness of adolescents and young adults. The team has maintained that focus as Prevention Strategies continues to offer evidence-based approaches that make improve the lives of individuals and communities.